Max Planck Law
The Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory is one of eleven Max Planck Institutes engaged in advanced legal research that together constitute Max Planck Law. As a network, Max Planck Law covers a broad range of legal studies in nine different locations across Germany and Luxembourg.
Max Planck Law is committed to pushing the frontiers of knowledge by way of fundamental or ‘basic’ research. The approach is intra- and interdisciplinary with a strong focus on comparative and transnational research questions.
Max Planck Law operates the world’s biggest programme for doctoral studies and postdoctoral training in law. Early career researchers are offered excellent conditions and generously funded positions. The network facilitates cooperation across the eleven participating Institutes, including joint research projects and training initiatives.